We know it’s hard to make healthy food choices on a limited budget, and we know it’s hard to stay active.
SNAP-Ed can help.
Nutrition Education from CFBNJ
Through NJ SNAP-Ed, CFBNJ provides free, engaging nutrition education workshops that help neighbors who are eligible for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) in New Jersey choose healthy food on a budget and make physical activity a part of their lives. Our team of nutrition educators also provide technical assistance to community sites.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is pleased to be one of three partners offering nutrition and physical education throughout 12 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Salem and Union counties.
- Direct Education: Nutrition educators teach fun and interactive lessons on how to prepare healthier meals, engage in more physical activity, and improve budget management practices. Workshops are offered both in-person and virtually to SNAP-eligible teens, adults, pregnant women/new moms, and seniors.
- Policy, Systems, & Environmental Change (PSE): Interventions encourage healthy behaviors by making nutritious choices more easily accessible. Offered to sites where SNAP participants live and work, PSE is designed to provide community partners with support to implement systemic, policy, and environmental changes at their site. This may include creating a healthy snack policy at a school or setting up a client choice model at a pantry.
Last year, our Nutrition Education Program provided over 13,400 individuals with direct education and engaged over 135 sites in implementing PSE change strategies.
Bring SNAP-Ed Classes to Your Food Pantry or School
We work with community-based agencies and schools to provide education targeted for all age groups, children through seniors. SNAP-Ed classes aim to reduce hunger and prevent obesity, providing participants with practical information on nutrition, healthy cooking, food safety and physical activity. Please complete the information to the right, and a member of our SNAP-Ed team will be in touch shortly!
We hope to see you at some of our community SNAP-Ed classes and events!
When you take a look at NJ SNAP-Ed’s video library, you’ll find a mix of healthy recipes and at-home exercises. Take a look:
SNAP-Ed is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) through the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH).
The material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.